Big Sarah's Little Boots

Paulette Bourgeois - 1987
    But one day, they just won't fit anymore. No amount of stretching will make them big again, and a disappointed Sarah must choose new boots. This picture book tells an endearing story about facing and happily resolving a familiar childhood dilemma.

Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes

Sujean Rim - 2009
    She loves wearing jewelry, spritzing perfume bottles, and dressing up in front of the mirror. But more than anything, Birdie fantasizes about her mother's fancy high-heels. She can't wait to try them on and do all the things she likes to do wearing beautiful "big-girl shoes." Little girls will love walking with Birdie as she spends a day in her mother's shoes, but in the end they may find that, like Birdie, they like their "barefoot shoes" best of all. With playful watercolors and clever textured cut-paper designs, this precious picture book will speak to every little girl who longs to be a "big-girl".

Mrs. McBloom, Clean Up Your Classroom!

Kelly DiPucchio - 2005
    Her accumulation of instructional materials have inspired twenty two janitors to grumble, "Mrs. McBroom, clean up your classroom!" And Mrs. McBloom has planned to...see, it's right there on her to-do list, before "take a fancy-shmancy cruise." But with retirement looming, in true veteran fashion, she entrusts her students with finding a solution. They've got a doozy: the biggest garage sale that the town has ever seen. What will Mrs. McBloom do with the proceeds? Read this clever ending to find out!

The Hickory Chair

Lisa Rowe Fraustino - 2001
    Louis and his grandmother are inseparable. They know each other so well that Louis feels he can even see his grandmother, though he has been blind since birth. That love carries him through the very worst moments when Gran is gone, and when Louis seems to be forgotten.

Sea, Sand, Me!

Patricia Hubbell - 2001
    Uncovering seashells...jumping in the waves...It's a perfect beach day!And what better way to spend itthan with a new beach friend?Patricia Hubbell's light verse skips merrily along, while Lisa Campbell Ernst's playful scenes picture a sea that is justwaiting to be splashed in!

We're Amazing, 1, 2, 3! (Sesame Street)

Leslie Kimmelman - 2017
    Together, the three pals have a delightful playdate.

Yaffa and Fatima

Fawzia Gilani-Williams - 2017
    When they both fall on hard times, can they find a way to help each other? In Fawzia Gilani's retelling of this folktale, which has both Jewish and Arab origins, differences are not always causes for conflict and friendship can overcome any obstacle.

Do You Have a Hat?

Eileen Spinelli - 2004
    A hat that's plain. A hat for keeping off the rain. A glowing hat. A hat with fruit. A hat for that new dress or suit. All herein have hats, it's true -- fantastic, magnificent hats! Do you? What do Spanish painter Francisco de Goya, Russian-American composer Igor Stravinsky, South American entertainer Carmen Miranda, African-American cowboy Nat Love, and President Abraham Lincoln have in common? HATS! Unique, distinctive, wonderful hats! And this bright and cheerful picture book from best-selling author Eileen Spinelli and colorful newcomer Geraldo Valério will have you thinking twice before going outside without yours!

Fancy Nancy and the Sensational Babysitter

Jane O'Connor - 2010
    She has their whole evening planned out, from playing with Marabelle to dressing up in fancy ensembles. But things don't turn out quite as Nancy had planned!

Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley

Aaron Blabey - 2008
    Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley are the best of friends. But they are different in almost every way: Pearl loves solving mysteries and moves rather fast in the world, and Charlie likes taking leisurely baths and watching his flowers grow. So how can Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley be such good friends?

Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen

Cari Best - 2006
    And her bicycle, Flash, is just about her best friend. But one day something terrible - and wonderful - happens. Sally Jean grows. Suddenly she finds herself too bigfor Flash. What's a Bicycle Queen to do? Finally, by collecting old bicycle parts to make a new bike - and giving Flash to a young friend who longs for a bigger bike of his own - she ridesagain!With exuberant art that's just the right match for Sally Jean's new found freedom, this joyous text celebrates growing up, learning new skills, and giving back to the community.Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

The Backup Bunny

Abigail Rayner - 2018
    Fluffy is thrilled to have the chance to play with Max, but is soon rejected by the observant child who notices that his ears are too new and perky. Can Fluffy find a way into his favorite boy's heart?  The Backup Bunny will keep you laughing and inspire you to make room for another favorite story.

Harry and the Terrible Whatzit

Dick Gackenbach - 1977
    When his mother goes to the cellar and doesn't return right away, Harry shoves aside his fears to search for her and confronts the terrible two-headed whatzit.

The Great Blueness and Other Predicaments

Arnold Lobel - 1994
    Almost everything was grey, and what was not grey was black or white. Then one day a Wizard made a wonderful thing. He called it blue. People loved it so much that after a short time everything in the world was blue....Are the people happy now? Is the Wizard's job done?

The Flower Man

Mark Ludy - 2005
    The characters' stories are woven together to create a tale that spans borders and nationalities and will refresh the human spirit with principles of compassion, honesty, integrity, and generosity. Children will also delight in searching for Squeakers the mouse, hidden somewhere on every page.